Using the Meerkat to create a learning environment
The Meerkat is a simple upright standing frame with adjustable support for feet, knees, pelvis and chest.
Oliver is a seven-year-old boy with cerebral palsy.
One of Oliver’s short time goals before the case study was “to be able to initiate steps forward using a walker”. After the study period, he could consistently initiate steps forward in a walker and take continuous steps in a forward direction over 10+ metres.
In the picture Oliver is using the Meerkat in anterior position with a tray positioned at the top of the centre column. The tray makes it possible for Oliver to engage in various activities, such as reaching to the tablet on the tray. The picture illustrates how Oliver uses the Meerkat as a simple stander, in addition to the Dynamic Standing Programme.
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